Upgrading Portland Trawler Wharf to support industry

Works to upgrade the Portland Trawler Wharf have now begun as part of the Victorian Government's Pier and Jetty Maintenance package.

A new purpose-built pontoon and walkway extension will be installed, increasing space for more vessels to berth and improving safety at this important commercial fishing facility. 

With up to 40 per cent of fish caught at the Port of Portland Bay, these improvements will support local jobs and the economy.

The Portland Trawler Wharf will remain open for use by commercial fishers during the works that are set to be complete by June 2021.

The wharf pontoon upgrade will be delivered under a $3.2 million Pier and Jetty Maintenance package that has already seen the construction of a new all-abilities jetty at Tooradin and will also include improvements at Port Welshpool and Rye, funded under the $2.7 billion economic stimulus Building Works initiative.

Other works funded under the package include a $9.6 million upgrade at Portarlington Pier, the rebuild of Altona Pier and repairs to Middle Brighton Pier and the Queenscliff South Pier lifeboat shed.